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to scotland yard officers by the news of the world. could that be construed as an illegal foreign payment under the foreign corrupt practices act. >> the way this is unfolding thus far nothing seems like it's beyond the realm of possibility. robert, let me follow up with you on something that michael raised. it's unproouch. it's a single allegation. everybody wants to know whether 9/11 victims were hacked. here's what the spokeswoman for news corp. told "the wall street journal" about the justice department's investigation, we have not seen any evidence to suggest there was any hacking of 9/11 victim phones nor has any corroborated clearly what are very serious allegations. the story arose when an unidentified person speculated to the daily mirror if that happened. that paper printed the anonymous speculation which has mushroomed into the broader media with no saintuation. that's true, but you think about the milly dowler case where the 13-year-old teenager has been murdered and her voice mail is hacked, one wonders if that will be proven. >> that's true. michael is right to say it comes
serious by the moment. when you get the superintendent of scotland yard resigning, the prime minister of great britain going to the well to just basically defend himself and his contacts with him, which were more than any other institution or individual and the country, this is a serious, serious story and reality. >> charles? >> the murdochs were on the defensive and had a lot to defend. i thought their presentation was rather good. i think murdoch -- he runs a company that is unbelievably diverse, and this one paper is a relatively small part of it. i am not surprised, and it is plausible that the committee had a sort of accepted his protestations that he was not aware of all of these shenanigans. what i found really interesting, however, was the way the committee conducted itself. hear, when you have hearings, like the polley north hearings, the inquisitors are on a podium looking down on the defendant there, it was like a british parliament cafeteria meeting. a lot more pointed, less pompous, more effective. >> good review. last word. see you next week. for a transcript of this br
hacking scandal as james murdoch, that's the son of rue pert comes under scrutiny. scotland yard was urged to open a criminal investigation into claims the news corp executive lied if his testimony to parliament. this a day after two former news of the world executives accused the younger murdoch of getting "mistaken evidence." you may remember watson from tuesday's temperature known as the tormenter in chief. he was the one hammering away at both murdoches about exactly what they knew and when they knew it, a bone he's picked on for more than two years now. tom watson joins us from london. you say this is the most significant moment in two years of phone hacking investigations. and it all centers on an e-mail involving an exnews of the world reporter. explain. >> yes, the significance of this is the top team at news of the world and news international are fragmenting. and for the former lawyer to accuse him of lying to parliament is serious itself. if james murdoch disputes it, and if the lawyers account is accurate, it shows that james murdoch knew there was other criminal wrongdoing in
the same issue at hand and the third is now the penetration into british politics, head of scotland yard resigning and david cameron 163 questions in one session and the most speculative, i think, what kirsten was saying, most american audience, can the obama justice department or somebody else find some way into damaging or subpoenaing the american part of this operation, which has no linkage i know of to anything happening in britain. >> that's pretty farfetched, number four. i can tell you i was impressed. the guardian actually did a story how it was, i won't say the word on tv, but cluster-- and interesting, also, talked about the fact that bbc and cnn were trying to make as much hay as they can, because they're afraid of the competition and they really wanted to slam down the competition. i thought that was very interesting. the new york times came up with something interesting, this is the best kind of story we don't know how it's going to end. that gets to the personal issue, this wouldn't be such a big story if it wasn't so much for a lot of the-- its larger than life characters.
as the son of rupert murdoch comes under scrutiny. scotland yard was urged to open a criminal investigation into claims that the news corp. lied to parliament. this after a day of two former employees accused murdoch of giving mistaken evidence. he was the one hammering away at both murdochs about what they knew and when they knew it, and tom watson joins us from london. thank you so much for being here. you say this is the most significant moment in two years of phone hacking investigations, and it all centers on an e-mail involving an ex-news of the world reporter. explain. >> yes, the significance of this is the top team of news of the world are fragmenting. for the former lawyer to accuse murdoch of misleading parliament is serious in itself, and if he is accurate, and james murdoch disputes it, but if the lawyer is accurate it shows that james murdoch knew there was other criminal wrong doing in 2008, and failed to report it to the police, and he also settled a case with a crime victim that came with a con ffidentiality clause, and he could have been buying silence, which in this count
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